Where We Started

by Reddening West

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'...affecting...remarkably assured...a gorgeous piece of Americana...highly promising.' - Gold Flake Paint

'...genuine craftsmanship...full of purpose...Reddening West has created an album you never knew you needed - and now you won’t want to do without.' - Kelsey Simpkins via The Aural Premonition

'honest, heartbreaking...a gorgeous collection' - Dimestore Saints

'...standing out from the rest of the crowd...listening to music like this reminds me of why I became involved in the music community in the first place.' - Ghost of Blind Lemon

'Full of hushed beauty...' - Austin Town Hall

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released March 4, 2016

All songs written by Matt Evans and Reddening West
Lyrics by Matt Evans
Performed by Matt Evans, Niamh Fahy, Kevin Butler, and Nick Seaman
Recorded live at Fathom Tree Recording Studio in Austin, Texas
Additional recording at Test Tube Audio in Austin, Texas
Produced by Kevin Butler and Reddening West
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Butler
Photography and design by Jonathan Wilcox

℗© 2016 Reddening West. All Rights Reserved.

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Track Name: All You Need
on and on we start again
leaves of grass or waves of wind
same old shape but a different man
fool them all, smile, shake their hands.

oh this failing fame,
sinks to nothing,
is it all that you'll ever need?

one by one y’all push against
the aging guard though they pay the rent.
craft them all, curate your days
just so, just so, your perfect parade.

but this fleeting fame
sinks to nothing
is it all that you'll ever need?

so take me as I am
and this life unseen.
i'm here i'm calling out,
i'm all you need

we wake up, our faces on,
is this all that we'll ever need?
when the game is up, and no one cares at all,
am i all that you'll ever need?
Track Name: Golden Light
golden light through the open door,
splashless breeze against your skin.
on the wind, the salty tide
of sweat, of tears, of ocean.

golden light through the old window,
spilling out on the floor.
on the wind, the luring call
of toil, of change, of joy.

oh your errant heart
swept along by the breeze again.

so you’re lost in the golden light,
splashless while you drift.
but on the wind there’s nothing left,
nothing left to swim against.

oh your unmoored heart
drawn along in the wake again.
oh your unmoored heart
drawn along in the wake again.

oh your wild heart
wasn't it always someplace else?
Track Name: The River
don't we all throw a coin and wish for this?
you and I in bed the record’s on we're so
cavalier, 'understood at last,' you said, so we were
calling out what we think our futures hold

but you are the river, and i'm the stone
canyon wall you were just, just passing through.

morning light reappeared, we'd stayed up all night.
the garden lay undiscovered, the trees shared their colors.
can't we stay like this for all of time? never.
never change your course, never change your mind?

but you are the river and i'm the stone
canyon wall and you're just, just passing through

like the wind through the valley and the sea that scrapes the shore,
all those days did shape us

because you are the river and I'm the stone
and you're swift, and you're strong, and I erode

you are the river and I'm the stone
canyon wall and you're just, just passing through.
Track Name: Handful of Dust
hide up in the dust with all of time
cradled in your hands, buried in your mind.
all by yourself in the days gone by;
those old golden suns give you light.

with a handful of dust
and a heartful of ash,
you've seen far too much in there
shuttered in your past.

hide your leery eyes and spurn the rest.
like a swallow that dives in the hunt in the twilight you search,
chasing what you know you can’t get:
the boulder that rolls, the sadness of home, the loss of someone great

with a handful of dust
and a heartful of ash,
you've seen far too much in there
shuttered in your past.
Track Name: Every Wind
we carried the breeze as long as we could, but we'd had a rough few years
we tightened our grip for fear it might slip, but like every wind, it got away

and somehow we lost it all, somehow we lost it all.

we carried the breeze to the hills to the seas, but like every wind, it begins and it ends

and somehow we lost it all, somehow we lost it all.

but i was told if I wait patiently, yeah, she would come back to me.
but i've been sold a pack of lies, yet I choose to believe.

'cause somehow I lost it all, somehow I lost it all.
oh somehow I just let go. somehow I let you go.